Thursday, November 18, 2010

Indies Preview Review for January 2011 Part 2 of 3

Continued from yesterday....

Harper Collins Publishers
Good Eggs: A Memoir GN by (W/A) Phoebe Potts
For Phoebe Potts, the path to maternal fulfillment has not been easy. All her friends seem to get pregnant, but she can't conceive for all her trying. As Phoebe and her husband, Jeff, navigate the emotionally and physically fraught world of fertility experts, she takes stock of what matters in the rest of her life and reflects on the winding journey to her true calling as an artist, illuminating her bumpy road to vocational and personal contentment. Her wonderful, hilarious, and utterly original drawings capture the truly good eggs that together expand the definition of what really makes a family. $23.99 You can visit Phoebe here.
Lee: There is no other way to say it than infertility sucks. I expect this will be a fine mixture of heart wrenching and heart warming. Talking about such a personal problem takes a great deal of courage but this will be another slice of life book well worth reading.
Gwen: Honestly I can't take this type of material as I have read some cultural anthropology studies on modern infertility and honesty - especially as a woman who one day hopes to have kids - its extremely scary.

Humanoids Inc
Day of the Magicians GN by (W) Michelangelo la Neve (A) Marco Nizzoli
Drazen has completed his training as a Magician and is determined to fulfill the mission given to him by his Caste: track down and defeat his own father, the renegade magician known as Lancaster. An epic tale of sorcery, love, and adventure similar to the Harry Potter books. $29.95
Lee: NO I didn't pick this cover just for Gwen. But, I do think this book has huge cross over appeal with the Harry Potter lovers out there. Nizzoli is an outstanding artist and the Euro style book means this should have a nice conclusion.
Gwen: While this really doesn't seem to bear any resemblance to Harry Potter outside on involving magicians it still appeals to me. But I like fantasy-esque/magic wielding stories.

Weapons of the Metabarons HC by (W) Alexandro Jodorowsky (A) Travis Charest, Zoran Janjetov The trio of Jodorowsky, Charest, and Janjetov show how the Metabaron assembled the galaxy's most powerful and destructive weapons in an effort to become an invincible warrior in Travis Charest's long-awaited interpretation of the Metabarons mythology. $19.95
Lee: OOOHHHH I loves me some Metabarons. The main series is great and, unlike most tie in’s, I’ve heard this is good too. Throw in some beautifully rendered Charest art and I am sold.
Gwen: This solicitation is terrible if they want to appeal to any new readers. I have no idea what Metabarons is and thus would have little interest in picking up this book based on the solicitation.

Image Comics
Lovebunny & Mr. Hell Vol. 01 SC by (W) Tim Seeley (A) Tim Seeley, Various
Before Hack/Slash, Tim Seeley introduced another critically acclaimed duo to the world in the form of dysfunctional superheroes, Lovebunny & Mr. Hell! Former sidekick Beth Bowers wants to be her own hero, but she's saddled with a sidekick of her own; the demonic, eternally hungry Mr. Hell! Long out of print, their twisted adventures return in an all new, volume in full color for the first time! Include every appearance of Lovebunny & Mr.Hell to date including the HACK/SLASH strips and the crossover with Savage Dragon! Warning: May Not Be Suitable For All Ages $14.99
Lee: Seeley's other book Hack/Slash certainly has a healthy following so he must be doing something right. I'm always interested to see the early works of popular creators so I will probably check this out.
Gwen: This looks hilarious. I especially enjoy Lovebunny's expression on the cover.

Madame Mirage Vol. 01 SC (new printing) by (W) Paul Dini (A/C) Kenneth Rocafort
From the magical mind of Paul Dini comes a new, original femme fatale story that combines elements of film noir, tech, and superhero comics. Superbly drawn by rising star Kenneth Rocafort (Hunter-Killer), this volume collects Season 1 of this amazing story, a cover gallery, and insightful behind-the-scenes material, plus an all-new cover by Rocafort! The real brilliance of this tale is that, just as the reader decides they know exactly how the story will play out, Dini pulls the rug out from under them. Softcover. 7x10, 176pgs, Full Color. $14.99
Lee: I picked this years ago when it came out but I didn't actually get it. Just the fact that it's still in print has got ;e interested again. It doesn't hurt that Dini wrote it either. This time I shall get it.
Gwen: Oh... I remember this character. And the commentary on the covers that ensued...


  1. Is it really that hard to talk about infertility? It seems like it's a constant refrain on TV and even with people who are co-workers.

  2. Ahahaha, I remember Madam Mirage and the commentary as well...


  3. I dunno Thomm, I imagine it's hard on the people who are trying to get pregnant but can't....

  4. Thomm-

    You speak of something you have no concept of.

    Best to keep ones mouth shut on such topics.